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October 2013
Farm Burger Flips for ASAP!
On November 7, Farm Burger Asheville will explore the "flip side" of their menu and go beyond burgers for a special event to benefit ASAP: Farm Burger Without the Burger! 
Chef Chad will use seasonal local ingredients as his inspiration for the multi-course meal. Expect dishes like house-cured trout and arugula and spaghetti squash salad; CLICK for a full menu sneak peek.
What: Farm Burger Without the Burger benefit for ASAP
When: November 7, 7:30-10pm
Where: Farm Burger Asheville, 10 Patton Ave. in downtown
How: Tickets are $39 and proceeds support ASAP. Reservations are required; call the restaurant at 828-348-8540.
YOUR Farm Tour Photos
This year, 140 incredible photos were submitted to our Farm Tour Photo Contest; y'all are a talented bunch! Find out the three winners and browse the full album.
We've got other tour #s in, too. Even with a rainy Saturday, there were more than 4,000 farm visits made over the weekend. Thank you again farmers, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees. Haven't taken our Farm Tour Participant Survey yet? We'd still love your feedback. 
PS: Save the date now for 2014: September 20-21!
Growing Minds Headlines
We're excited to announce the recipients of our fall 2013 Farm to School funding: YWCA of Asheville Child Care Center, Haw Creek Head Start, Asheville City Schools Preschool, Jonathan Valley Elemenatary, Madisonville Primary School, ArtSpace Charter School, Bethel Elementary, Smoky Mountain High School, and Polk County High School. We can't wait to see photos from their classrooms, cafeterias, gardens, and farm field trips! Applications are now being accepted for our spring funding; click for details.
Members of our team just returned from the 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston. We were one of two teams presenting about local food; go local! See a poster of our presentation.
National Farm to School Month is coming to a close, but it's been a great celebration. Learn what schools have been up to this October via Mountain Xpress, and read about one woman changing school food via WNC Woman.
Think Spring...
Internships, That Is
ASAP runs an extensive internship program throughout the year, accepting more than 15 interns into our organization annually. This spring, we're offering the following unpaid internships: Local Food Campaign, Growing Minds, Research, Communications, Graphic Design and Production, and Operations. Spring interns will work with us from early January through May 2014.
Deadline to apply is November 18; get details and application information. Hear from past interns about their experience: in operations and communications here, here, and here!

ASAP's mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. 
Get Local
October is all about apples! Despite a wet early part of the season, this year's apple crop is a great one. Learn more + get the scoop on seven eateries serving up awesome apple specials.
ASAPers went apple picking at Grandads Apples to celebrate, and we made our own cider at Noble Cider. Browse a photo album from our outing.
Next month, the Get Local calendar turns to root veggies, which love the cooler weather. We're talking beets, carrots, turnips and more. Stay tuned...
Click HERE for the full 2013 Get Local schedule. Browse for apples and roots via our Local Food Guide.
Goodbye, Hello
We're sad to say goodbye to Bridget Kennedy as our Local Food Campaign Director, but we're excited she'll stay involved in WNC's local food movement with her new role at Katuah Market.
AND, we're thrilled to welcome Molly Nicholie to the position! Molly has been a member of our Growing Minds team for almost 10 years and bring lots of experience to the role. Reach her via her same email or at 828-236-1282.
Up for a Challenge?
In the next few weeks, we'll announce a special opportunity detailing how you can help us transform the food system. Keep an eye out for more from us via snail mail and email...
Forget Comic-Con, ASAP's got a BIG event weekend coming up. We're hosting our Local Food in Rural WNC Forum on Friday, November 1, and our annual Farm to School Conference on Saturday, November 2. Only two spots remain for our forum (registration closes Monday), and our F2S Conference has sold out. But, you can follow along all weekend with #asapcon!
ASAP & Farm to School in the News
Parents: Head Back to School via WNC Parent, page 38
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